Campaigners fighting with government intends to expand Heathrow Airport lost a challenge in among the highest courts of the country on Wednesday.
A coalition of London residents, environmentalists and local councils claim the government has failed to cover the impact on noise, climate change, air quality and congestion that incorporating a third runway could entail. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has also backed the lawsuit.
The environmental group Greenpeace claims that although the campaigners could have missed this judgment, the government has been losing the argument on whether such growth is”morally justifiable.”
“We are thrilled with today’s ruling, that is a further demonstration that the debate on Heathrow expansion has been won and had, not only in Parliament, but in the courts too,” airport police said in a statement. “We’re getting on with delivering the once-in-a-generation job which can connect Britain to international growth, providing a huge number of new jobs and an economic boost for this nation and its future generations”